• Photo by Jarrad Seng

Volunteers Program | Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

Volunteers play an integral role during our exhibitions and are an essential part of the spirit and experience of Sculpture by the Sea.

As a Sculpture by the Sea volunteer you will:

  • Be a part of an internationally-acclaimed exhibition;
  • Work side-by-side with industry professionals and artists;
  • Meet and join a community of like-minded people;
  • Receive a written reference (upon request) and a certificate of appreciation;
  • Invaluable hands-on experience of how a major cultural event operates;
  • Be provided with a Sculpture by the Sea t-shirt & lunch provided during your shifts
  • Have a great experience to add to your CV
  • Receive a travel pass that entitles you to free public transport to and from the site thanks to Transport for NSW

Sculpture by the Sea proudly endorses the Statement of Principles for the Recognition of Volunteers that clearly articulates that volunteer roles are respected and their contributions are valued.

By joining our volunteer team, depending on your experiences and personality, you could be involved in the following ways:

Exhibition Volunteer

If you love meeting and chatting to people, or have experience with sales or customer experience, you could join the volunteer team and become one of our friendly faces of the exhibition enabling us to provide great experiences and support to our visitors.

As an exhibition volunteer you could be involved with greeting visitors, providing information to visitors, conducting surveys, data entry, staffing our catalogue marquees, assisting Site Crew, or helping with crowd control on-site and inside the ‘Sculpture Inside’ gallery.

Education Program Volunteer

Our Education Program is a vital component to Sculpture by the Sea attracting over 2,400 primary and secondary students each year.

As an Education Program Volunteer, you could be involved with assisting with artist’s workshop preparation, set up of the space, and assistance with the students to make their excursion as enjoyable as possible!

If you have experience in the visual arts (studio-based, education and/or related fields), and experience working with children and/or teenagers- this might be the volunteer role for you.

Please note: it is an offence for prohibited persons to apply for this voluntary position. Applicants are required to give us their new NSW Working with Children Check number and Date of Birth prior to working with children.

Check the link below for detailed information (no fee cost).

  working with children check 


Installation & De-installation Volunteer

Assisting our Site Crew Team and artists during the installation and de-installation of the exhibition might be the role for you if you are practical, hands-on and might have experience working with tools.

Under the supervision of the Site Crew Team, you could be involved with helping with the installation and de-installation of sculptures at the beginning and end of the exhibition. If you are physically fit, energetic, have strong communication and practical skills you might like to be an installation and de-installation volunteer helping to keep our site a safe working environment for all.


If you are interested in Volunteer with us please download the form here  or email [email protected] for further questions.